Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Turkey

Bird is the word. Versatile and quick-cooking, chicken and turkey are staples of a healthy weeknight pantry.

Healthy Dinner Recipe: Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers


Time: 40 minutes

Simple Sub: Use red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar for a sauce with a sharper edge.

Serve with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes: Place 1 1/2 pounds cubed peeled Yukon gold potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with ­water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and ­simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Add 1⁄3 cup 2% milk, 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mash to desired consistency.

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